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Go Green at the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival: VIDEO

March 27, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, invites residents to explore the benefits and fun of going green at the annual Earth Arbor Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Central Park.

The City’s FREE Earth Arbor Day Festival will include a variety of activities designed to get community members excited about eco-friendly living, including tree plantings, educational presentations by local organizations, healthy food for sale, recycled art exhibits, live music and much more.

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore six interactive zones highlighting the importance of protecting the environment, including Alternative Transportation, Community Organizations, Tree Zone, Energy Zone, Eco Zone and Water Conservation Zone.


Several volunteer opportunities are available for the festival, including planting and tagging trees, assisting with activity booths and helping to distribute mulch.  Interested participants can register to volunteer at

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For more information about the 2015 Earth Arbor Day Festival, visit

Local Businesses Encouraged to Attend ‘Bids, Buyers and Business’ Workshop

March 24, 2015

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Local businesses are invited to learn about the City of Santa Clarita’s purchasing policies at the Bids, Buyers and Business Workshop, held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The free workshop will provide answers to local business owners on the City’s purchasing policies, including how to fully complete purchasing forms and the differences between invitations to bids, quotes and requests for proposals.

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The Santa Clarita Activities Center is located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

The workshop will feature a panel of public agency representatives who will answer questions and guide attendees through the necessary steps on a variety of purchasing-related topics.

For more information about the Bids, Buyers and Business workshop, or to RSVP and save a spot at the event, contact Christine Saunders, Purchasing Project Technician, at or call (661) 286-4183.

Donate Blood to Help Those in Need at the ‘Community Blood Drive’ April 1

March 23, 2015
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The City of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall.

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Click to register for the Blood Drive on April 1.

Residents interested in signing up to donate blood at the Community Blood Drive can go online and sign up for a donation time slot.  Then on donation day, participants will be greeted and evaluated to ensure they are eligible to donate.

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Each donor will receive a coupon for a free Quizno’s item and offers for discounted tickets to the Grammy Museum, LA Galaxy, LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks games. Free juice and delicious Keelber® cookies will also be served at the blood drive.

For more information about the Community Blood Drive, contact Amanda Santos at (661) 255-4923 or

Around Town: Youth Sports 4th Annual Presidents’ Day Skills Challenge

March 23, 2015

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In mid February, the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Program hosted the 4th Annual President’s Day Skills Challenge at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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More than 200 patrons attended the event, where participants put their basketball skills to the test and teamed up with other youth in the program.

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This event featured three sets of challenges for participants to show their skills, including NBA 2-Ball, 3-Point Shooting, and 2-on-2 Play.

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For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit

Around Town: ‘Western State Conference’ Community College Swim Meet

March 20, 2015


On February 27, 90 swimmers from five community colleges competed in the Western State Conference Community College Swim Meet at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center. This was the second time that the Aquatics Center hosted a swim meet like this with College of the Canyons.


The College of the Canyons swim team won five of the eight matches throughout the meet and had several first-place finishers.

For more information on future events and classes at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, visit

Around Town: DFYIT Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Dodge Drugs’ Dodgeball Tournament

March 19, 2015

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In late February, the Drug Free Youth in Town program held its third annual “Dodge Drugs” Dodgeball Tournament at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

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More than 200 spectators watched as teams from different Santa Clarita junior high and high schools battle it out in a single elimination bracketed tournament.

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The Dodge Drugs Dodgeball Tournament is one of many DFYIT social events planned during the year, allowing DFYIT students and their friends from all schools to meet, socialize and hang out.

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For more information about the Drug Free Youth in Town program, visit

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Senses Returns with Irish-Themed Block Party this Thursday

March 17, 2015

Thursdays@Newhall’s most popular event, Senses, returns to Old Town Newhall with a Luck O’ the Irish-themed block party, presented by Galpin Subaru, happening this Thursday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street.

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There will be Irish themed activities, green adult drinks, food trucks and a live musical performance by Celtic rock band Green Ashes.

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Check out Thursdays@Newhall on Facebook and Twitter.  For more information about the event, visit

City Partners with ‘The Energy Network’ for Santa Clarita 100 Greener Homes Project

March 17, 2015

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The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main St.

The City of Santa Clarita is partnering with The Energy Network to launch the Santa Clarita 100 Greener Homes Project, which provides rebates to assist property owners in making energy efficient home upgrades. Community members can learn more about the program by attending a free informational workshop on Thursday, March 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

Attendees may RSVP online by clicking here.

The workshop, hosted by The Energy Network, will inform Santa Clarita residents on the benefits of upgrading their homes to be more energy efficient, and offer information about available rebates and financing to help make upgrading easier.

The meeting will include basic building science, such as the steps to take before adding solar to a home, and information about how homes use and lose energy.

For more information about The Energy Network workshops or the Santa Clarita 100 Greener Homes Project, visit

Get AMPed! Provide Feedback to Shape the City’s Arts Master Plan: VIDEO

March 16, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to lend their voice and provide feedback for the City’s Arts Master Plan. Community input will be factored in to the Arts Master Plan, which will serve as a road map to guide arts and entertainment in Santa Clarita over the next 10 years.

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Community members can provide input in two ways: through an online survey or in person at the Arts and Entertainment Summit. The summit will take place on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

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The online survey is available now through April 13.

For more information about the Arts Master Plan and events, visit


Around Town: 40 Classic VWs featured at Thursdays@Newhall’s ‘Revved Up’ Debut

March 13, 2015

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On Thursday, March 12, the City of Santa Clarita debuted its new monthly car show, Revved Up, as part of its Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

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More than 500 people packed the Main Street in Old Town Newhall to attend the event, which featured 40 classic VW’s including: Beetles, classic buses, Type 3s, Karmann Ghias, Things (aka Type 181) and a Porsche-VW 914. Attendees voted on the cars in two categories: People’s Choice and Peer Choice.

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Revved Up also included a live DJ, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.


The next Revved Up event will feature trucks and off-roading vehicles on Thursday, April 9. Residents can submit their car for consideration to be featured at the next event.

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The next Thursdays@Newhall event will be the Luck O’ the Irish Senses block party which will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

For more information about future Thursday@Newhall events, visit



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